(DALLAS) — At least two tornadoes touched down in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Tuesday, carving a path of destruction before moving through northern Texas.
There was no immediate word of injuries.
At one point, live aerials from the scene showed what appeared to be a truck trailer being lifted off the ground and tossed some distance. Footage from ABC News affiliate WFAA showed rooftops flying off homes.
A tornado warning was issued early Tuesday afternoon for Dallas, Ellis, Johnson and Tarrant counties and remains in effect.
Lieutenant Tim Jones of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News Radio that the twisters came with little warning.
“We had a tornado touch down in a rural area of our county,” he said. “Couple of homes have been hit. … Severe damage to those homes; severe damage to quite a few buildings.”
VIDEO: TORNADOES TEAR THROUGH DALLAS AREA
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